Part of learning chess, especially the endgame, is providing a thought process to making moves. Often times younger players move without putting much thought into it. This week, we are incorporating the writing process to our learning by providing a rationale for the moves in the endgame.
In the assignment below (see link), students practice endgame puzzles, but must provide a rationale for their first move. Students learn that by thinking out a logical and correct first move will provide a progression of successful moves. By writing down our rationale, we gain a deeper understanding of the endgame.